On February 24th, 2018 the Hong Kong Business Association of Washington (HKBAW) will host its 11th Annual Lunar New Year Gala and Auction. Every year, the gala supports a local non-profit organization, and this year’s proceeds will benefit ArtsFund, an organization dedicated to supporting art sectors throughout King and Pierce Counties with a strong background of advocacy on local and national levels.
For the collector, art is a top of mind consideration when purchasing a home, whether it’s grand wall space, custom built-ins, or a dedicated gallery space to showcase select pieces. Some connoisseurs take their passion one step further, incorporating art into their home’s design through custom works of art crafted to perfectly suit a property. From stunning entryways and dining rooms to gorgeous outdoor entertaining spaces, explore a collection of luxury real estate offerings around the United States in which art truly meets home.
We are just days from the start of winter, and the spirit of the season is definitely in the air, from the cooling temperatures to homes adorned with the twinkle of holiday lights. In honor of the coziest season of the year, we’ve put together a collection of homes that will truly have you walking in a winter wonderland.
The technology industry continues to assert its dominance on the West Coast.
In a visit to Seattle over the summer, Shen Schulz, a Malibu-based real estate broker with the Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Point Dume Brokerage, proclaimed that “the expansion of the tech scene and increase of foreign investment in Southern California real estate have exacerbated a series of price rises that are transforming life” in Malibu. His words echoed familiar to brokers at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, given similar market fundamentals felt in the Puget Sound region; tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft have transformed Seattle’s economy, bringing wealth and top tech talent to the area. As Schulz outlined, both of our cities are home to a number of startups, while major businesses based elsewhere, such as Facebook and Google, have opened up regional offices to leverage local talent.
A beloved precious gemstone, the ruby is a fiery and captivating talisman often associated with passion, protection and prosperity. Though its enjoyed some popularity for hundreds of years, the latest global jewelry trends indicate the exquisite crystal is emerging as a staple of any connoisseur’s collection, as Carol Elkins, senior vice president of Sotheby’s Jewellery reports that colored gemstones have seen significant upward trends in the last decade. In a celebration of the ruby, discover homes that embody the spirit and color of the precious gemstone.
Washington state is bad for business? Think again because Puget Sound Business Journal says “it’s actually the best, according to a new ranking.” As the article describes, “while Seattle is sometimes pegged as being bad for business due to regulations and taxes, Washington had economic growth nearly 2.5 times the national rate” at 3.7% in 2016, and according to the latest CNBC rankings, which measure 66 metrics across 10 categories, the Evergreen State is now the number one state for business.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) is thrilled to share that broker Christine Kipp was named among the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Washington State! The invitation only list, compiled by Real Estate Executive Magazine, is an invitation-only recognition that represents premier real estate agents from around the nation.
As a country marked by waves of immigration from citizens around the world, the United States has long been home to enclaves that offer new residents a sense of “home” among those who share in their culture as they transition into American life. Since the establishment of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the mid-1800s, these neighborhoods have become staples for American cities around the country. Visually defined by a fusion of Western architectural styles with traditional Asian elements such as gilded ornaments and tiled-roofs, Chinatowns in the U.S. have emerged as popular neighborhoods where residents and visitors enjoy vibrant cultural offerings in the form of cuisine, art and events.
Home of the Day is a feature presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Puget Sound’s most luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Read more below on the “Home of the Week” winner, listed by Joanmarie Curran!
In his August article on Vancouver’s overheated real estate market, author Charles Mudede studiously unwraps the unwelcome gift of high real estate valuations in Canada’s West Coast metropolis. His article is cautionary, warning Seattle that “Vancouver is the neoliberal city we are all structured to become.” (See the original article in The Stranger.)